Poetry World Map

The world map (and table) here shows the distribution of poetry on this site. I will try to keep it more or less up to date. Those marked with * aren't truly countries  but are ones that I personally feel are worthy of separation.

The current map is dated 15 June 2021 - click for a larger version.

World map showing number of poems by country

I have tried to include poetry from all around the world on this site, and have at least one poem from every country (I think), except Vatican City as no one is allowed to actually be born there. Note that where a poet is from a former time, I have put their country of origin in modern terms, even though the country may not have been (named) the same in their time. In some cases it isn't possible to pin them down, in which case I have used a more generic country name (e.g. Korea). Finally, some poets were born in one country and lived most of the lives in another - in such cases both countries are "credited" unless they left their birthplace in childhood/infancy.

Table of countries:

Country
No. poems
     
Country
No. poems
Afghanistan 
5
 
Macedonia
5
Albania 
7
 
Madagascar
3
Algeria 
6
 
Malawi 
12
Andorra
3
 
Malaysia 
7
Angola 
4
 
Maldives
2
Antigua and Barbuda
3
 
Mali 
3
Argentina 
25
 
Malta
4
Armenia
10
 
Marshall Islands
4
Australia 
76
 
Martinique*
4
Austria 
20
 
Mauritania
5
Azerbaijan 
7
 
Mauritius
2
Bahamas
3
 
Mexico 
28
Bahrain 
5
 
Federated States of Micronesia
2
Bangladesh
5
 
Moldova
4
Barbados 
4
 
Monaco
2
Belarus
5
 
Mongolia 
8
Belgium 
24
 
Montenegro
4
Belize
3
 
Morocco 
13
Benin
2
 
Mozambique 
5
Bhutan
2
 
Myanmar 
2
Bolivia
7
 
Namibia 
4
Bonaire*
1
 
Nauru
2
Bosnia Herzegovina
3
 
Nepal
6
Botswana 
7
 
Netherlands 
45
Brazil 
9
 
New Zealand 
26
Brunei
2
 
Nicaragua 
9
Bulgaria 
15
 
Niger
3
Burkina Faso
3
 
Nigeria 
41
Burundi
2
 
North Korea 
2
Cambodia
3
 
Northern Ireland*
5
Cameroon 
4
 
Norway 
17
Canada 
90
 
Oman
4
Cape Verde 
5
 
Pakistan 
16
Central African Republic
2
 
Palau
4
Chad
2
 
Palestine 
13
Chile 
15
 
Panama 
4
China 
74
 
Papua New Guinea
7
Colombia 
4
 
Paraguay 
6
Comoros
2
 
Persia*
15
Costa Rica
2
 
Peru 
8
Cote d'Ivoire
2
 
Philippines
8
Croatia
7
 
Poland 
60
Cuba 
9
 
Portugal 
20
Czech Republic
13
 
Qatar
2
Democratic Rep of Congo 
4
 
Republic of Congo
3
Denmark 
47
 
Romania 
29
Djibouti 
3
 
Russia 
100
Dominica
4
 
Rwanda
4
Dominican Republic
5
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2
Ecuador 
7
 
Saint Lucia 
2
Egypt 
19
 
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
2
El Salvador 
11
 
Samoa
2
England *
277
 
San Marino
2
Equitorial Guinea 
4
 
São Tomé and Príncipe
2
Eritrea 
6
 
Saudi Arabia 
11
Estonia 
12
 
Scotland*
73
Ethiopia 
7
 
Senegal 
4
Fiji
2
 
Serbia 
13
Finland 
28
 
Seychelles
2
France 
155
 
Sierra Leone
6
French Guiana*
3
 
Singapore 
3
Gabon
3
 
Slovakia
2
Gambia 
4
 
Slovenia 
6
Georgia 
7
 
Solomon Islands
2
Germany 
137
 
Somalia 
8
Ghana 
8
 
South Africa 
28
Greece 
54
 
South Korea 
18
Greenland*
3
 
South Sudan
4
Guadeloupe* 
1
 
Spain 
95
Guatemala 
5
 
Sri Lanka
7
Guinea
2
 
Sudan
4
Guinea-Bissau
2
 
Suriname
3
Guyana 
7
 
Swaziland 
2
Haiti 
2
 
Sweden 
23
Honduras 
3
 
Switzerland 
26
Hungary 
19
 
Syria 
13
Iceland 
16
 
Taiwan
6
India 
120
 
Tajikstan
3
Indonesia
5
 
Tanzania
8
Iran 
28
 
Thailand
2
Iraq 
18
 
Tibet*
4
Ireland 
102
 
Timor-Leste
2
Isle of Man*
2
 
Togo
4
Israel 
17
 
Tonga
2
Italy 
129
 
Trinidad and Tobago
5
Jamaica 
11
 
Tunisia
6
Japan 
49
 
Turkey 
28
Jordan
4
 
Turkmenistan
3
Kazakhstan
10
 
Tuvalu
1
Kenya 
37
 
Uganda 
17
Kiribati
2
 
Ukraine  
15
Korea *
4
 
United Arab Emirates
4
Kosovo 
4
 
Uruguay  
10
Kuwait
3
 
USA 
186
Kyrgyzstan
3
 
Uzbekistan
4
Laos
2
 
Vanuatu
3
Latvia 
5
 
Vatican City (Holy See)
0
Lebanon 
15
 
Venezuela
7
Lesotho 
6
 
Vietnam 
9
Liberia
4
 
Wales*
21
Libya
4
 
Western Sahara
5
Liechtenstein
2
 
Yemen 
3
Lithuania 
14
 
Zambia 
5
Luxembourg
3
 
Zimbabwe 
12

2 comments:

  1. Now if the posts were tagged and the countries above linked to that tag search... :)

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  2. Hi, All the poems are tagged with country, date and author. If you want to see poems from a particular country use the tag cloud below. To pick out a country just use the browser's search function (Ctrl+F). Hope that helps :)

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